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50 Timeless Quotes About Love

50 Timeless Quotes About Love

Who doesn’t want to fall in love? The thing is, we face some odds that may seem discouraging but here are 50 timeless quotes to keep you seeking out all of the love you deserve.

1.“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

2. “No one ever fell in love gracefully.” – Connie Brockway

3. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare

4. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

5. “Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.” – Helen Rowland

6. “We never get enough of falling in love and believing in love.” – Shemar Moore

7. “The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” – Marilyn Monroe

8. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” – Paulo Coelho

9. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald

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10. “Don’t fall in love; rise with it.”- Amit Abraham

11. “Don’t try to stop your heart from falling in love, because in the end it may be worth it.” – Fad Ibra

12. “Love is now, is always. All that is missing is the coup de grâce – which is called passion.” – Clarice Lispector

13.Love is a friendship set to music.” – Joseph Campbell

14. “Love is real, real is love.” – John Lennon

15. “I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.” – George Eliot

16. “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

17. “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – Paul McCartney

18. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe

19. “I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.” – Lauren Oliver

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20. “When love is not madness, it is not love.” – Pedro Calderón de la Barca

21. “When you’re falling in love, you never notice it until you’ve already hit the ground.” – Terry Mark

22. “Falling in love is a wonderfully terrifying sensation.” – Steve Maraboli

23. “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” – Charles Dickens

24. “Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.” – Melissa Marr

25. “All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy

26. “If a thing loves, it is infinite.” – William Blake

27. “With love one can live even without happiness.”  Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

29. “We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.” – Geothe​

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30. “Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.” – H. L. Mencken

31. “I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

32. “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

33. “Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.” – Hemingway

34. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles

35. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” – Julia Roberts

36. “You can’t help who you fall in love with.”- E.L. Montes

37. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” – Pablo Neruda

38. “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”- Albert Einstein

39. “When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other, they look in the same direction.” – Ginger Rogers

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40. “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” – Leo Tolstoy,

41. “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” – E.E. Cummings

42. “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince” – E.L. James

43. “And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God.” – LesMiserables

44. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran

45. “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” – Mitch Albom

46. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.”  T.Tolis

47. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

48. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Herman Hesse

49. “The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.” – Paulo Coelho

50. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

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7 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview That Will Impress the Interviewer

7 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview That Will Impress the Interviewer

Recruiters might hold thousands of interviews in their careers and a lot of them are reporting the same thing—that most candidates play it safe with the questions they ask, or have no questions to ask in a job interview at all.

For job applicants, this approach is crazy! This is a job that you’re going to dedicate a lot of hours to and that might have a huge impact on your future career. Don’t throw away the chance to figure out if the position is perfect for you.

Here are 7 killer questions to ask in a job interview that will both impress your counterpart and give you some really useful insights into whether this job will be a dream … or a nightmare.

1. What are some challenges I might come up against this role?

A lesser candidate might ask, “what does a typical day look like in this role?” While this is a perfectly reasonable question to ask in an interview, focusing on potential challenges takes you much further because it indicates that you already are visualizing yourself in the role.

It’s impressive because it shows that you are not afraid of challenges, and you are prepared to strategize a game plan upfront to make sure you succeed if you get the job.

It can also open up a conversation about how you’ve solved problems in the past which can be a reassuring exercise for both you and the hiring manager.

How it helps you:

If you ask the interviewer to describe a typical day, you may get a vibrant picture of all the lovely things you’ll get to do in this job and all the lovely people you’ll get to do them with.

Asking about potential roadblocks means you hear the other side of the story—dysfunctional teams, internal politics, difficult clients, bootstrap budgets and so on. This can help you decide if you’re up for the challenge or whether, for the sake of your sanity, you should respectfully decline the job offer.

2. What are the qualities of really successful people in this role?

Employers don’t want to hire someone who goes through the motions; they want to hire someone who will excel.

Asking this question shows that you care about success, too. How could they not hire you with a dragon-slayer attitude like that?

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How it helps you:

Interviewers hire people who are great people to work with, but the definition of “great people” differs from person to person.

Does this company hire and promote people with a specific attitude, approach, worth ethic or communication style? Are the most successful people in this role strong extroverts who love to talk and socialize when you are studious and reserved? Does the company reward those who work insane hours when you’re happiest in a more relaxed environment?

If so, then this may not be the right match for you.

Whatever the answer is, you can decide whether you have what it takes for the manager to be happy with your performance in this role. And if the interviewer has no idea what success looks like for this position, this is a sign to proceed with extreme caution.

3. From the research I did on your company, I noticed the culture really supports XYZ. Can you tell me more about that element of the culture and how it impacts this job role?

Of course, you could just ask “what is the culture like here? ” but then you would miss a great opportunity to show that you’ve done your research!

Interviewers give BIG bonus point to those who read up and pay attention, and you’ve just pointed out that (a) you’re diligent in your research (b) you care about the company culture and (c) you’re committed to finding a great cultural fit.

How it helps you:

This question is so useful because it lets you pick an element of the culture that you really care about and that will have the most impact on whether you are happy with the organization.

For example, if training and development is important to you, then you need to know what’s on offer so you don’t end up in a dead-end job with no learning opportunities.

Companies often talk a good talk, and their press releases may be full of shiny CSR initiatives and all the headline-grabbing diversity programs they’re putting in place. This is your opportunity to look under the hood and see if the company lives its values on the ground.

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A company that says it is committed to doing the right thing by customers should not judge success by the number of up-sells an employee makes, for instance. Look for consistency, so you aren’t in for a culture shock after you start.

4. What is the promotion path for this role, and how would my performance on that path be measured?

To be clear, you are not asking when you will get promoted. Don’t go there—it’s presumptuous, and it indicates that you think you are better than the role you have applied for.

A career-minded candidate, on the other hand, usually has a plan that she’s working towards. This question shows you have a great drive toward growth and advancement and an intention to stick with the company beyond your current state.

How it helps you:

One word: hierarchy.

All organizations have levels of work and authority—executives, upper managers, line managers, the workforce, and so on. Understanding the hierarchical structure gives you power, because you can decide if you can work within it and are capable of climbing through its ranks, or whether it will be endlessly frustrating to you.

In a traditional pyramid hierarchy, for example, the people at the bottom tend to have very little autonomy to make decisions. This gets better as you rise up through the pyramid, but even middle managers have little power to create policy; they are more concerned with enforcing the rules the top leaders make.

If having a high degree of autonomy and accountability is important to you, you may do better in a flat hierarchy where work teams can design their own way of achieving the corporate goals.

5. What’s the most important thing the successful candidate could accomplish in their first 3 months/6 months/year?

Of all the questions to ask in a job interview, this one is impressive because it shows that you identify with and want to be a successful performer, and not just an average one.

Here, you’re drilling down into what the company needs, and needs quite urgently, proving that you’re all about adding value to the organization and not just about what’s in it for you.

How it helps you:

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Most job descriptions come with 8, 10 or 12 different job responsibilities and a lot of them with be boilerplate or responsibilities that someone in HR thinks are associated with this role. This question gives you a better sense of which responsibilities are the most important—and they may not be what initially attracted you to the role.

If you like the idea of training juniors, for example, but success is judged purely on your sales figures, then is this really the job you thought you were applying for?

This question will also give you an idea of what kind of learning curve you’re expected to have and whether you’ll get any ramp-up time before getting down to business. If you’re the type of person who likes to jump right in and get things done, for instance, you may not be thrilled to hear that you’re going to spend the first three months shadowing a peer.

6. What do you like about working here?

This simple question is all about building rapport with the interviewer. People like to talk about themselves, and the interviewer will be flattered that you’re interested in her opinions.

Hopefully, you’ll find some great connection points that the two of you share. What similar things drive you head into the office each day? How will you fit into the culture?

How it helps you:

You can learn a lot from this question. Someone who genuinely enjoys his job will be able to list several things they like, and their answers will sound passionate and sincere. If not….well, you might consider that a red flag.

Since you potentially can learn a lot about the company culture from this question, it’s a good idea to figure out upfront what’s important to you. Maybe you’re looking for a hands-off boss who values independent thought and creativity? Maybe you work better in environments that move at a rapid, exciting pace?

Whatever’s important to you, listen carefully and see if you can find any common ground.

7. Based on this interview, do you have any questions or concerns about my qualifications for the role?

What a great closing question to ask in a job interview! It shows that you’re not afraid of feedback—in fact, you are inviting it. Not being able to take criticism is a red flag for employers, who need to know that you’ll act on any “coaching moments” with a good heart.

As a bonus, asking this question shows that you are really interested in the position and wish to clear up anything that may be holding the company back from hiring you.

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How it helps you:

What a devious beast this question is! On the surface, it looks straightforward, but it’s actually giving you four key pieces of information.

First, is the manager capable of giving you feedback when put on the spot like this? Some managers are scared of giving feedback, or don’t think it’s important enough to bother outside of a formal performance appraisal. Do you want to work for a boss like that? How will you improve if no one is telling you what you did wrong?

Second, can the manager give feedback in a constructive way without being too pillowy or too confrontational? It’s unfair to expect the interviewer to have figured out your preferred way of receiving feedback in the space of an interview, but if she come back with a machine-gun fire of shortcomings or one of those corporate feedback “sandwiches” (the doozy slipped between two slices of compliment), then you need to ask yourself, can you work with someone who gives feedback like that?

Third, you get to learn the things the hiring manager is concerned about before you leave the interview. This gives you the chance to make a final, tailored sales pitch so you can convince the interviewer that she should not be worried about those things.

Fourth, you get to learn the things the hiring manager is concerned about period. If turnover is keeping him up at night, then your frequent job hopping might get a lot of additional scrutiny. If he’s facing some issues with conflict or communication, then he might raise concerns regarding your performance in this area.

Listen carefully: the concerns that are being raised about you might actually be a proxy for problems in the wider organization.

Making Your Interview Work for You

Interviews are a two-way street. While it is important to differentiate yourself from every other candidate, understand that convincing the interviewer you’re the right person for the role goes hand-in-hand with figuring out if the job is the right fit for you.

Would you feel happy in a work environment where the people, priorities, culture and management style were completely at odds with the way you work? Didn’t think so!

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